Pimpri, 1st November 2023: In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, DPU Private Super Specialty Hospital in Pimpri hosted Walk for Pink: Walk for a Hope, a walkathon that demonstrated the hospital’s unwavering support in the fight against one of the most pervasive cancers across the globe, and a five-day free Mammography camp.
In attendance for the walkathon were prominent doctors of DPU Private Super Specialty Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, including Dr Dakshayini Nirhale, HOD, General Surgery; Dr Yashwant Nankar, HOD, Pain Management; Dr Pankaj Kshirsagar, Consultant Oncosurgeon; Dr Reshma Puranik, Consultant Medical Oncologist and Hematooncologist; Dr Pratiksha Yadav, HOD, Interventional Radiology; and Dr Sameer Gupta, HOD, Oncosurgery, along with breast cancer patients, the hospital’s dedicated staff, and medical students, all wearing a pink ribbon as a symbolic representation of their commitment to raising awareness about breast cancer. Overall, the walkathon witnessed over 500 participants.
In addition to the above activities, the hospital also organized both virtual and in-person informational sessions on social media, both within the hospital premises and with corporations. During these sessions, senior medical professionals discussed various aspects and concerns about the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
A free Mammography camp was organized at the hospital between the 27th and 31st of October in 2023, catering to women aged 40 and above due to the elevated risk of breast cancer within this demographic.
Commenting on the success and significance of this initiative, Dr Bhagyashree P. Patil, Pro-Chancellor, Dr D.Y Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pimpri, Pune, said, “Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer not just in India, but worldwide. As a leading private super speciality hospital, our vision is to address this alarming concern through a dual-dimensional approach by creating optimum awareness, promoting early screening and detection among the masses as well as making world-class treatment facilities accessible to them at affordable costs.”
Dr Yashraj Patil, Trustee & Treasurer, Dr D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pimpri, Pune, commented, “With public interest initiatives such as these, we inch closer towards our vision of being a comprehensive healthcare partner for our patients. We are continually adding to our capabilities and areas of expertise that will enable us to make a difference in more lives. Even as more and more lives get impacted, technological innovations are also developing equally rapidly. We as a leading healthcare institution are focused on bringing down this burden by spreading awareness of this disease at the grassroots level by providing the best possible diagnosis and treatment for Cancer in a nurturing, patient-centric environment where healing, hope, and scientific miracles converge.
Dr Manisha Karmarkar, Chief Executive Officer, DPU Private Super Specialty Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, said, “The theme for breast cancer awareness month this year is ‘No one should face breast cancer alone.’ In alliance with the same ideology, we are dedicated to providing a healthcare ecosystem that is backed by the finest healthcare experts and advanced technology-driven treatment facilities to tackle such diseases.”